Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Growing Griffin Boys...

It was sad the day we no longer needed diapers. As much as I couldn't wait to have everyone potty trained; I was ready to save all that money....where is it??

It's sad again today. I packed up all the sippy cups. I no longer have toddlers. They're all big boys, growing way too fast!

Any idea on how to make them stop??? Before they're teenagers, anyway! Ha ha.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A desperate heart

I forgot my sunglasses at a friends house today and the sun was burning my eyes. Maybe I'm just weird, but I can't hardly see without them. When I forget them at home, I turn around (if close enough) and go get them. Sitting in line, waiting on Johnny and pondering over the words of God I had just read, it came to me that my bible is like my sunglasses! I need my bible more than I need my sunglasses, but I don't turn around if I've forgotten my bible on Sunday morning. Hmmm....

Sunglasses protect my eyes form the sun like my bible protects me from sin. When I have my sunglasses on I don't worry about walking around outside because I know my eyes are protected. My bible does kinda' the same thing- I can go in to the world and He protects my heart and mind!

This may be a poor attempt to explain my thoughts on the similarities between God's word and sunglasses....nonetheless, I'm trying to be obedient in all areas of my life. What does this blog have to do with obedience....? I often feel I'm supposed to blog about something, and I don't- in fear of sounding silly. I almost shared this thought with this friend of mine, in hopes that she could blog about it. She is a better writer than I and a lot more articulate. I was immediately convicted that I was to write this....not her. So, if God puts it on my heart and I'm not obedient in sharing it....lets just say I don't want to miss out on the blessings God has for me by deliberate disobedience.

I don't ever want to be that person sitting in church unmoved and unmotivated ever again! I'm done with complacency! We have an extraordinary God who will do big things with us and for us if we ask and obey Him. Kyle and I have witnessed big things he's done for us in our lives here recently! I have a couple of testimonies I could share, but I don't feel led to just yet. I'm praying about it, so we'll see what happens.

I pray that each of my readers will have a burning desire for the Son in their heart! That we can't sleep at night until we have settled our sins with our Father. I want for all of us to have a more intimate relationship with our Creator!! I don't know all who read my blog, but know that I am praying for you this week. You can shoot me an email if there is something specific you need me to pray for. I know several of you who do read, and I'll be praying for you individually!

If you're a reader and don't believe- I ask you this, do you have a desperate heart? A burning desire to know more? Do you wonder why Murphy keeps knocking at your door?..."It's always something," you ask? And- what if you are a christian and you answered yes to these? Have you sold out to Jesus? I'm here ready to pray for you or with you. Email or call....

I surrender it all.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September 8, 2001

Nine years ago today we stood before God, family, and friends and promised each other forever!

I had no idea what I was getting myself in to....who knew life could be this good?!? Up until this point my joy came from playing sports, watching sports, and playing with every one's kids. Oh- and there was my little man Joseph.. can't forget that boy!

Anyhow- so I meet the love of my life, got married, and off to Disney World we go!!! It's been uphill from there! After 9 years and he still steals my heart! They just don't come any better than Kyle!

If you're wondering why Kyle's grandparents are on this post, well, after 9-11 and bomb threats at the air port we were to fly out of, I was needless to say, scared to fly home. Mama Jean teased Kyle- saying she was going to come on our honeymoon....well, she made it! ;) And boy, do we have some awesome memories because of it. I'm sorry that it had to be because of such a horrible event, though.

Thank you, my sweet and handsome husband, for being the perfect husband [almost] everyday of our life together! I can't wait to (in the words of our boys) grow squishy with you. Thank you for loving me and providing a safe and happy home for us! I'm glad God made you mine forever! I love you. sure are lucky to have me!

Friday, September 3, 2010

What's an apologist??

1. a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.

Every Christian is an apologist. Am I ready to share Gods word with others;  Strangers, family, people I know?...hmmmm.  

Reading through my study guide for Sunday school and it really convicted my heart! I always pray to and think about God throughout my day. I read my book for my bible study (on being a better mom), I read my Sunday school book- which teaches something different each week. But, after reading this weeks lesson it has taught me that I'm not as prepared as I thought I was. I'm not good at striking up conversation with strangers, much less talk to them about god. What really spoke to me in this study guide- it says, "The bible is full of examples that show us how to speak to people in ways they can understand (see John 4:1-26 and Acts17:22-34). Whether we are standing in a checkout line at grocery store or jogging through the neighborhood, God provides us with everything we need to move our conversations with others in a spiritual direction."  

I'm not prepared to share Christ with others, so of course I'm not going to feel comfortable striking up conversation. I've always had the idea, "Well, that's not a gift God gave me, so I'll leave it to those he did gift it to." Boy have I been wrong!  It is up to me!! We are put on this earth to worship our Creator and bring more souls to Him. I thought I've been doing my job in just teaching and leading my boys to Christ, until being convicted tonight. So much, that it's all I could think about and can't sleep. Hence-this blog- while in my bed on my iPad where it's hard to type. But I didn't want to waist another second by walking to the computer room; I needed to pour my heart out.....  

If I'm well-equipped I can be effective. I've always envied people who are 'people persons' and aren't afraid to talk to anyone. I now have a reason to be this person.  
 "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
I will be praying before I leave to go anywhere about the people He puts in my path to share Him with. I can't worry about what others will think. I am a bible thumper, after all! Christianity goes against our culture and I'm sure to be mocked; by strangers and by those I know.  But, thanks to Jesus I'll never know persecution! No! Now, He had it bad. Watched "Passion of The Christ" lately?!? I did with my Uncle Vernon....what a good reminder.   

Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14

I want this for everyone! How many souls can we win for Christ???  

I'll leave you with this!....

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:17